Employment

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The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Employment.

Healthy mind, healthy business

News | 24 June 2019

Civil celebrant Julie Muir was experiencing mental health challenges in her personal life in addition to the daily stressors of running a successful small business. Looking for flexible, accessible online support, she discovered the Ahead for Business website and the tools, tips and resources...

Current participants can complete their 12 months in the Seasonal Work Incentives Trial

News | 19 June 2019

The Seasonal Work Incentives Trial (the Trial) will close on 30 June 2019 but current participants can complete their 12 months of participation in the Trial.

Regional unemployment rates at eight-year low

News | 19 June 2019

The number of Australian regions located outside capital cities with an unemployment rate below five per cent rose to an eight-year high in the March quarter 2019, new data reveals.

Spicing up Launceston

News | 18 June 2019

Moving to Australia presented a range of challenges for brothers Yousef and Yasin Mohammadi, but with help from Entrepreneurship Facilitator Talitha ‘Taz’ Devadass they realised their dream of opening a spice market.

Emerging employment opportunities in Brisbane

News | 14 June 2019

Employment in the Brisbane metropolitan area has grown over the last year, with an additional 10,700 people in work since April 2018 with strong gains in full-time work. While employment has grown in the area, a recent Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business survey reveals...

Employment outcomes help close the gap

News | 13 June 2019

Employment programs and supportive employers are key to knocking down some of the barriers to work experienced by Indigenous Australians.

Mentoring key to a dog’s life

News | 11 June 2019

Going digital might not seem like a priority for Barc for Pets —a business that specialises in dog-minding — but for owners Rebecca and Marc, going online will ensure their business can innovate, expand and meet their ambitious vision for the future.

Bek’s business is bloomin’

News | 6 June 2019

Small business owner Rebecca Gerstner received assistance from Australian Small Business Advisory Services to improve her digital capability and grow her business, to reach more customers and broaden her products and services.

Shaking up the beverage industry

News | 5 June 2019

Local Canberra business Altina Drinks has made quite a stir with a distinctive take on non‑alcoholic cocktails and are now looking to boost their business through digital technology.

Trade your way to a career in the Australian Capital Territory

News | 3 June 2019

The strong demand and good starting salaries for trade graduates are great reasons for students in the ACT to consider a trade qualification. 

Reconciliation Week special: Indigenous mentors inspire and build confidence

News | 29 May 2019

The following stories, all from Western Australia, are by women who transformed their own and their family’s lives with the help of jobactive Indigenous mentors. ...

Pathways to work: Australian Jobs 2019

News | 22 May 2019

Australian Jobs, produced annually by the Department of Jobs and Small Business, is one of the country’s foremost publications about the Australian labour market.

Online job ads fall

News | 22 May 2019

The number of job vacancies advertised online fell by 2800, or 1.6 per cent, in April 2019 and has now fallen for four consecutive months.  

Cake walk

News | 20 May 2019

With support from New Business Assistance, Gabriela learnt the essentials of setting up her own business and received mentoring and financial support, helping her fulfil her long-held dream of running her own cake shop.

Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment Latest Release

News | 15 May 2019

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business releases the June edition of the Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment.

Big ideas on show at the Small Business Fairs

News | 9 April 2019

One thing was clear from the very first Small Business Fair held in Perth on 5 February: Australians are agile innovators, driven to put their great ideas to work.

Supporting Indigenous parents

News | 5 April 2019

Mihi Waihape, ParentsNext program manager with Workways in Logan, Queensland, worked closely with Patrice to help her find direction and take steps toward her goal of running a nail salon.

Qualified for the job

News | 4 April 2019

After leaving school and starting a family, Natasha didn’t believe she could launch a career, but with the help of ParentsNext she found a calling in aged care.

Small Business Digital Champions Project launched

News | 25 March 2019

Minister for Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, today announced the first of 100 businesses to receive up to $20,000 to transform their digital capabilities as part of the Digital Champions initiative.

Transforming employment services

News | 22 March 2019

The Australian Government has announced that the employment services model will be transformed to offer a new online self-service platform for all and enhanced services for the most disadvantaged, delivering better outcomes for job seekers, employers and providers.

New Employment Services

News | 19 March 2019

Government employment services are being transformed to deliver better services to job seekers and employers and a better system for providers.

Results from 2018 workforce analysis research program

News | 18 March 2019

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has released results from its workforce analysis research program, incorporating research undertaken in 2018.

A statistical snapshot of women in the Australian workforce

News | 8 March 2019

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March each year, highlighting the achievements of women across the world. Women are a key part of the Australian workforce, both as employees and business owners. Here is a statistical snapshot on women in the Australian labour market:

Final Year of the Seasonal Work Incentives Trial

News | 28 February 2019

The Seasonal Work Incentives Trial is in its second year. The Trial runs until 30 June 2019.

How we share unpaid labour at home informs employment policy

News | 22 February 2019

Analysis of two national surveys is helping our understanding of the division of unpaid household labour and how flexible employment can help families share the load.